Real Betis vs Celtic FC Preview 16/09/2021
On Thursday evening, Real Betis host Celtic at the Estadio Benito Villamarin, as both teams look to kick off their Europa League Group C campaign with a victory.
Real Betis have made an inconsistent start to the new campaign. They failed to win any of their opening three matches of their campaign in La Liga.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) September 14, 2021
However, they ended the winless run last time out, as Manuel Pellegrini’s team recorded a 2-1 win at Granada. The win will certainly send the team from Seville into this clash in confident mood.
Los Verdiblancos will be looking to make a winning start to their first Europa League campaign since 2019. Betis made the last-32 of the competition that season, suffering a 6-4 aggregate victory against Rennes. Despite making it to the last-32, Betis have won just one of their last five matches in the competition.
Their recent record at the Benito Villamarin in the Europa League is poor, as Betis have won just two of their last seven matches in the competition on home soil.
Celtic ended a mini two-game losing run in all competitions by recording a 3-0 win over Ross County at the weekend.
The Hoops have a good recent record in the Europa League, as they have won four of their last five matches in the competition. A 2-1 defeat at AZ Alkmaar in the second leg of the play-off round ended a four-match winning run in the competition.
The Scottish giants have a poor away record in the Europa League, having won just one of their last five matches on their travels, having suffered three defeats in the process. The visitors have been poor in defence of late on their travels in the Europa League, conceding at least two goals in their last five away matches.
PlusBet.net predicts that Real Betis will record a victory in a high-scoring clash to start their European campaign in a positive manner.